Jose Cabrera is the lead guitarist and background vocalists of two of Tampa Bay's hottest bands, Son Salvaje and Nalisio &The Fellas. He is also an audio engineer, a composer, as well as a guitar instructor at Music Showcase(Brandon, FL). His interest for the guitar started at age 14, when he used to live in the Dominican Republic. After a year of being self-taught, and later on having taken private lessons from local guitarists, including Grammy Award winner Socrates Garcia, he decided to pursue music more seriously and begun playing in a few of the local rock bands.
At age 18, he was accepted into the National Conservatory of Musicof Santo Domingo (D.R.), were he studied classical guitar techniques for two years under the tutelage of Rafael Scarfullery. Later in 1998, he came to the United States to expand his musical horizons and graduated Cum Laude with a B.M. in Jazz Studies from the University of North Florida (Jacksonville, FL), where he had the honor to learn from a world-class guitarist, Barry Greene.
Around 2004, he became part of a trio called Bossamba, along with cellist Diego Villa and vocalist Angela Santacruz, playing Bossa Nova and other Latin styles all around the Tampa Bay area. During this time, he became familiar with recording softwares, marking his beginning as an audio engineer. He's also done studio work for bands/artists like Evangel, All The Worse, Lannie Battistini, Nalisio Taveras, as well as composed music for a couple of independent films (which soundtrack can be found in the Media section of this site).